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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OE AGRICULTURE
Bureau of Agricultural Economics
Division of Cotton Marketing
Release - 11:00 a.m. C.S.T.
September 9, 1933-
COTTON GRADE AND STAPLE REPORTS FOR
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Weekly grade and staple reports for the States in the Atlanta area
show an improvement in grades for cotton from Alabama and Georgia and
little change in grades for South Carolina and Florida. Ginnings in North
Carolina and Virginia have been inadequate for representative ' samples upon
which to base reports.
the past week was White Strict Middling and better as compared with 25 per
cent for the previous week. Eor Georgia White Strict Middling and better
grades represented 30 per cent of the cotton classed the past week against
19 per cent the previous week.
The percentages of White Strict Middling and better for the present
season to date are as follows: Alabama 32 per cent, Georgia J>6 per cent,
Florida 2k per cent, and South Carolina J>1 T? eT cent. Over 50 per cent
of the cotton for these States has been White Middling. Each of these
States shows for the White Grades below Middling and for Spotted and Tinged
grades a combined percentage of about 13 per cent. The Piedmont district
of Georgia has produced a -relatively large amount of Spotted and Tinged
cotton, 21 per cent of the amount ginned to ,date. .
Reports for Alabama, Georgia, and Florida continue to show a
preponderance of 7/S inch staple" wi ^''percentages of this length in these
states being 81 per cent, 57 P®r cent, and 62 per cent, respectively. The
amount shorter than 7/g inch is very small for Alabama, Georgia, and Florida;
and the report for South Carolina shows none shorter than 7/g inch. The
percentage of cotton having staple length one inch and longer is 6 per cent
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The report for Alabama shows that 40 per cent of the cotton classed
for Alabama, .15 per cent for Georgia, 3 per cent for Florida, and 72
per cent for South Carolina. South Carolina thus takes a tremendous
lead as regards the States in the Atlanta area in the production of
longer staple lengths.
The percentage of cotton having a staple of 1 inch and longer
has varied significantly in Georgia in the different districts this
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season to date. The samples from the Sandy Coastal Plains district
of south Georgia have shown a percentage of 12 per cent for 1 inch
and "better. The Sand and Clay Hills district in southwest Georgia
shows 21 per cent 1 inch and better. The samples from the Piedmont
area of G e orgia thus far have shown a percentage of kj, per cent 1 inch
and better. Other States also show striking differences in staple
length between the various districts.
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' UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT 07 AGRICULTURE
Bureau of Agricultural Economics
Division of Cotton Marketing
Release - 11:00 a.m. C.S.T. ^ ^^Ege^ a^fer l6, 1933.
COTTON GRADE AND STAPLE REPORTS FOR WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER lk
Weekly grade and staple rejjorts for cotton issued in Atlanta to-day
"by the United States Department of Agriculture show lower grades ginned in
Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina for the past week. The report for
Florida shows no significant changes in grades. The report for North
Carolina, the first report this season for this State, reflects the customary
good grades- for early ginnings.
The lowering of average grades for Georgia, Alabama, and South
Carolina was principally the result of greatly increased proportions of
Spotted and. Yellow Tinged grades during the past week* Spotted and Tinged
grades combined represented over 2h per cent for Georgia for the past week,
over 18 per cent for Alabama, and over 6 per cent for South Carolina. For
the previous week the precentages of Spotted and Tinged cotton ranged from
2 per cent to 7 P er cent for these States. A. surprisingly large amount
of the ginnings for last week from the Piedmont section of Georgia, about
5** per cent, was either Spotted or- Tinged according to the report. It may
be said that spotted cotton is the first stage in discoloration but such :i :-t
designation does not necessarily indicate low value as the specific grade
is also a governing factor.
The grade of the total crop to date for each State continues to be
high, with percentages of HiThite Middling and better being about &k per cent
for G G orgia, Alabama, and South Carolina, 88" per cent for Florida, and
92 per cent for North Carolina.
The length of "staple for Alabama for the past week represented a
considerable improvement over the previous week as evidenced by the fact
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that the proportion of 1 inch and longer was almost doubled that of the
previous week. The Piedmont and Blue Ridge district in east central
Alabama produced a much larger proportion of 1 inch and longer staple this
season than any other district in Alabama. Likewise the Piedmont section
of Georgia has produced the largest staple for Georgia.
Among the States served by the Atlanta office, South Carolina shows
the longest staple length, with 71 per cent 1 inch staple and longer, and
there is not .any as yet reported with staple shorter than f/8 inch. North
Carolina ranks second with ginnings thus far about 50 P 8r cent 1 inch and
longer and 2 per cent shorter than Georgia has ginned to date 15 per
cent 1 inch and longer with about 1 per cent less than f/S inch. Alabama,
showing evidence of good improvement over previous years, has ginned to date
about 9 per cent ! inch ad longer and less than 1 per cent shorter than ~f/&
inch. The Florida report shows 2-5 per cent 1 inch and longer and about
3 per cent shorter than ~[/% inch*
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Bureau of Agricultural Economics
I^OOfc**^ Division of Cotton Marketing ^ St*
Release - 11:00 a.m. C.S.T. September 23, 1933
COTTON GRADE AND STAPLE REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING- SEPTEMBZR 21
The weekly grada and staple reports issued to-day, by the Atlanta
office of the United States Department of Agriculture, for Georgia,
Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, and South. Carolina, show a continued
increase in the proportion of Spotted and Tinged cotton for ginnings in
The percentages of White Middling and better for the season to
date for the Atlanta area are still high, ranging from 72 percent In
G e orgia to 86 percent in North Carolina.
The reports also reveal a pronounced shortening of staple lengths.
The percentage of cotton shorter than f/B inch staple shows a large
increase this week over that of last week in each of the above-mentioned
Georgia .- Cotton classed from Georgia gins this week shows J>%
percent Spotted and Tinged against 24 percent last week with the Piedmont
district showing 72 percent Spotted and Tinged for the week. However, for
the season to date, for the entire State, 82 percent is White cotton with
72 percent being White Middling and better.
The staple of Georgia cotton declined this week, shi — nan ■ turn ounce
ffjf 12 percent shorter than 7/8 inch against only 1 percent last week. Staple
of 1 inch and longer is 5 percent this week against 17 percent last week.
The percentages of the various staple lengths for the season to date are
as follows: Shorter than 7/g inch is k percent; 7/8 inch,' 62 percent;
15/l6 inch, 22 percent; and 1 inch and longer, 12 percent.
Alabama. - Ginnings in Alabama show 31 percent Spotted and Tinged
. for samples classed this week against 18 percent last week. White Middling
and better for the season to date is still a relatively high amount, 78 percent.
A rather pkenominal increase in cotton of very short staple took
place in Alabama this week with 22 percent shorter than 7/8 inch. This
corresponds 'with only 2 percent last week. For the State to date 8 per-
cent is shorter ..than f/S inch; J2 percent, 7/8 inch; 13 percent, 15/l6
inch; and 7 percent, 1 inch and longer.
South Carolina . - Spotted and Tinged cotton in South Carolina this
week shows* a "big increase with 27 percent against 6 percent last week.
However, 7^ percent to date is White Middling and better.
Until this week South Carolina reports have not shown any staple
shorter than 7/8 inch. This week 3 percent of the cotton is shorter than
7/8 inch. |he proportion of 1 inch and longer for this week declined to
32 percent against 70 percent, for last week. For the season to date about
1 percent is shorter than 7/8 inch; 22 percent, inch, 2^ percent, 15/l6
inch; and 53 percent, 1 inch and longer.
North Carolina .- The report for North Carolina shows higher grades
than for any other southeastern State with about J^percent White Middling
and better. However, Spotted and Tinged cotton for this week shows a big
inccease over last week, as has been the case with other States in this
The staple lengths of North Carolina cotton are much shorter this
week. Cotton shorter than 7/8 inch increased to about 8 percent against
3 percent last week. Staple lengths of 1 inch and longer decreased to 19
percent this week against h& percent last week. For the season to date
6 percent is shorter than 7/8 inch; ho percent, 7/8 inch; 25 percent, 15/l6
inch; and about 29 percent is 1 inch and longer.
Florida.- G-innings in Florida show 6l percent Spotted and Tinged
this week against 7 percent last week. However, to date 73 percent is
White Middling and better.
Staple lengths to date are 6 percent shorter than 7/8 inch; 81 per-
cent, 7/8 inch; 11 percent, 15/l6 inch; and about 2 percent, 1 inch and
Virginia .- Ginni&gs have been insufficient upon which to base
(f UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Bureau of Agricultural Economics \k /
^WCOTV© Division of Cotton Marketing ^^L$ oca n\t\$>
Release - 11:00 a.m.' C.S.T. ••" September 30, 1933.
COTTON GRADE AND STAPLE REPORTS FOR WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 30
The cotton ginned this week in the Southeastern States was lower in
grade and shorter in staple length than for any previous week this season.
Ginnings have revealed a progressive lowering of grade and shortening of
staple length each week in Georgia, Alabama, v Florida, ' North Carolina, and
South Carolina for the past three weeks or more.
The combined proportions of Middling and better grades of White
cotton ginned this week ranged from 35 percent Middling and better in
Georgia to 67 percent in North Carolina, with South Carolina having about
46 percent and Alabama about 56 percent. Last week the proportions of
White Middling and better in these States ranged from 39 percent in Georgia
to Sk percent in North Carolina. The previous week the range was from
65 percent in Georgia to 9^ percent in North Carolina.
The weekly reports have shown successive increases in the
percentages of Spotted and Tinged cotton. Total ginnings to date show
from 21 percent to 30 percent Spotted and Tinged cotton in Georgia, Alabama,
Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. However, Middling
and better grades of White cotton constitute from 63 percent to 75 percent
of the total ginnings to date in each of these States.
The progressive shortening of the staple lengths for the past few
weeks has been just as pronounced as the lowering of the grades in the
Southeastern States. In Georgia, Alabama, and Virginia, this week, over
25 percent of the cotton ginned was shorter than f/8 inch, while the
percentage- for South Carolina was about 5 percent and for North Carolina
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about 10 percent. Last week the proportions of this short cotton were
considerably smaller, and the previous week the amounts of cotton shorter
than 7/8 inch were almost negligible. • • n
South Carolina continues to lead the Southeastern States in staple,
length of got ton ginned this season as is shown by the fact that percent
of ginnings to date have staple length 1 inch and longer. Nortk Carolina
is second with 21 percent 1 inch , and longer. Georgia and Alabama follow
with 10 percent and 5 percent respectively, while Florida and Virginia each
shows about 2 percent for 1 inch and longer to date.